A loan of $625 helped a member to buy palm oil, magi, pepper, garden eggs, etc.

Na We Yone Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Na We Yone” group from the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Members of this group are all local entrepreneurs in Waterloo, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch. They are seeking a loan of 2,400,000 leones from Kiva lenders in order to invest in their businesses.

Kadiatu S., 28 years old and pictured on the left, is the leader of the group. Kadiatu was born in Magburaka town in Northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a building contractor and they have four children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Kadiatu has been a businesswoman for more than ten years now. She sells market food such as palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), magi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, garden eggs (eggplant), etc. With this loan, she will travel to a periodic market center in Kono, and buy the above goods wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Kadiatu, Margret, Aminata
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